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, sean, the real fiscal cliff is when the laws of economics kick in, which they will inevitably do, they have to do, because it can't go on like this. you see the results of hitting the wall in greece, in spain, i3 italy. it will happen here. unlike the european countries, there's nobody to bail us out. >> sean: how much debt could we realistically take on before the bond markets abandon us? >> we're already there. >> sean: so the very people, they voted for barack obama, they voted for more of the same, didn't listen to the arguments we were making, it was a close election, but not close enough, so they're going to be -- the people that he appealed to with class warfare, aren't they the ones most likely to get hurt? >> listen, absolutely. and warren buffett came out today and said,ing hey, he thinks it will a boost for the morale of the middle class. with all due respect to warren buffett, a boost to the middle-class is raising tax rates on the rich? >> sean: why don't they give it to the government if they think it's a moral imperative? >> i don't know what he's trying to drive i
a law that would prevent a tax hike on the first $250,000 of everybody's income. gerri: there's the president calling out congress. what do you have to say, congressman? >> yeah, here we go in the middle of this. the house passed all our tax things in april. we passed the sequestering documents in may. we waited for the senate since may to reciprocate on that. the senate and white house sat on it, and they said we'll see you in the lame duck period. now it's lame duck, and now they want to get started when we finished or work in may on it. it's been frustrating in the process. it's the same song, 38th verse on it, waiting for the senate to get it going. now we're actually going, and the president now says you can clear the table on this. the reality is this is not a tax issue. it never has been a tax issue. we have the same amount of revenue coming in in 2012 that we had in 2007, but we spend a trillion dollars more per year now than we did five years ago. this is a spending issue. gerri: spending or revenue, that is, the amount of money taken in by the federal government has
alternatives for healing. these four men and the southern poverty law center which is representing them claim the center falsely offered cures and used tactics that sound less like therapy and more like mental torture. things like being made to undergo individual and group sessions in the nude. being made to cuddle other same sex clients and counselors. being made to beat an effigy of one's mother. go to gyms and bath houses in order to be nude, the lawsuit claims, with father figures. being subject, the suit also claims, to ridicule, and i'm quoting the complaint here, as homos and other anti-gay slurs that start with the letter f but is too offensive to repeat here. sounds a lot like bullying, doesn't it? experts say it amounts to quack science. this from the american psychiatric association. i'm quoting now. in the last four decades, reparative therapists have not produced any rigorous scientific research to substantiate their claims of cure. until there is such research available, the apa recommends that ethical practitioners refrain from attempts to change individuals' sexual orientation
to the system do you think are required? how deep? >> please understand that current law, the president's law right now, the law of the land, makes it so that medicare, medicaid and social security all are on a road to insolvency. that's the current law. we believe that those three programs, medicaid, medicare and social security need to be saved and strengthened and secured. through our budget proposal we've had out the last two years we have put forward a proposal that actually makes it so that current retirees, current medicare recipients see no change whatsoever but in fact we save and secure the program for future generations. that the medicaid program which again is on a path to insolvency and states are complaining vociferously about this that we actually save that program from a financial standpoint. there are wonderful proposals on the table about solving and saving social security. you can't address the spending issues without fundamental really form and real solutions for medicare, medicaid and social security. >> brown: just to stay with you, won't those be unpopular? after this e
saying earlier that at lease the based on what you understand of how florida's laws work, there is some possibility that this may be a defense that works for this avail lent. >> florida is one of the highest incour incarcerating state, a death penalty state. up until the point of conviction tir , it is a defense friendly state. it gave tremendous latitude to a shooter so long as the person they shoot dies. as long as no one can truly prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that you didn't feel threatened shall the burden of proof is on the defense and almost on the decedent to show that somehow they were not threatening. this guy has the opportunity to use a stand your ground defense before they even get to a full trial. it is starting to look like that's where it is going to go. >> obviously, we don't know whether or not these young men had a weapon in the car. it certainly is possible. the assailant had a weapon in his car. that's part of what made me pause. folks are driving around with weapons in their cars. is the problem stand your ground or how we think about how armed everyone should b
a good thing. some of the deductions, raise the law right under 250 and i would be fine with that. until people are willing to get serious and say these are the specific deductions we're talking about and willing to look at the consequences it's hard to take any seriously. >> we were talking during the break about specifics and how terrifying it is for the republicans to get into specifics because as rez ra outlines the patient convulses as it were. where is the hope in all this that a deal will get done? >> i don't think anybody wants to go over the cliff at the end of the day. we now have a really big round number from john boehner but nothing specific within it and as we went through and broke down this various deductions and loopholes many are popular, many of them make an enormous amount of sense and most of them benefit the middle class, not just the rich. i don't know where this -- where that part of the discussion goes because you're talking about unicorns earlier. they're imaginary beasts and this $800 billion through loopholes and deduction is about as real as a unicorn. >> i w
in america own firearms for lawful protection. you know, you talk about -- >> right, but there is, as you know -- >> -- you never cover self-defense cases that happen all over this country, too, and were in the newspaper. i have a stack of them right next to me here. those never get on your show. you only talk about the people who misuse the guns and never about the people like the 79-year-old grandmother in houston or the young mother in oklahoma who defended her 3 month old baby from intruders coming into her house. there is a good side and a bad side to guns and you focus only on the bad side. >> well, no, i don't, because statistically as you well know, the prevalence of gun incidents when people have guns in the home in a domestic sense where they go off accidentally or they take them against their partners or whatever it may be, is dramatically increased if you have guns in the property. obviously. >> that's not true for normal people. that is true for -- >> you made your point. let's go to josh horowitz to respond. >> well, i think one of the things that's very clear is that guns i
in charge of the agencies and then pushing the bounds of administrative power to change the law and policy through those agencies wherever possible. don't despair. other than healthcare, some of the administration's most important first term accomplishments may fall into this category. for instance, a decision not to deport teenagers effectively implementing without legislative approval, the dream act. support for same-sex marriage and the substantial increase in cafe standards for auto efficiency. using administrative power should not be underestimated. all you need is the right people and the willingness to take a few risks and here with a hat tip to timothy who wrote a superb piece for the new republic focusing on this is a list of a couple of areas. on climate change, use the e.p.a.'s power to extend to existing power plants over time, tough standards on carbon emissions and cancel the keystone pipeline. on immigration, expand the waver program that applies only to kids. their categories of adults who are almos
for a law that they firmly believed would never occur. >> exactly. >> that's how they voted for it. >> let me just say this, though. it is still an open question how the leverage plays out and you can see the contours of a deal in which if the president's chief priority is short term stimulus -- the president's chief priority is start term stimulus, protecting tax rates in the top, those two things can be done at the same time. it's not very good for the long-term deficit. but as i always say, no one actually cares about the deficit. >> right. the -- there's a report out tonight that tim geithner made a fascinating proposal to boehner today which is basically get congress out of the debt ceiling game. mr. geithner proposed permanently ending congressional purview over the federal borrowing limit. republican aides revealed this. he said that congress could be allowed to pass a resolution blocking an increase in the debt limit, but that the president would be able to veto that resolution, and so then only a two-thirds -- two-thirds of lawmakers would be necessary to override a veto. put it -
nato is through continued development of democracy and the rule of law. there have been increasing pressure on the president to resign prior to the constitutional end of his term in october of 2013. while the new majority may see this as a logical next step to finalizing the transfer of power, attempting to have them give up their position -- the prosecutor's office arrested three officers of the government charged with unspecified abuses of power. georgia's made enormous power over the past two months. progress which very few predicted would require. thank you, mr. speaker. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. for what purpose does the gentleman from vermont seek recognition? mr. welch: to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from vermont is recognized for one minute. mr. welch: i thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, it's been 141 days, that's how long it's been since the house agriculture committee on a bipartisan basis passed the farm bill by a vote of 35-1. that's th
organizations call the current law baseline. what that means is that what scheduled to go into effect already is baked into the cake. and because the bush tax cuts are expiring provisions that were voted for ten years ago, it doesn't really count as a tax hike when they're already scheduled to take effect. so as long as republicans can just keep the revenue below what taxes would raise to in full expiration of the bush tax cuts, they won't be violating the pledge. >> kevin, that sounds incredibly reasonable. do you think grover norquist shares that interpretation? >> so there's an important distinction to be made between what the pledge actually says and what americans for tax reform, his activist organization advocates for. as grover said himself, the pledge is to the american people, not to grover norquist. so it's not just, you know, republicans need grover norquist's approval for what they want to do. it's more that americans for tax reform wants to keep tax rates low despite the fact that legislation says they're just going to go up no matter if congress doesn't do anything. >> all right
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. but whatever laws congress sets congress can break. they have refused to do a budget. it is not a rule it is a law and it is the statute. so, i'm in favor of some of these rules, but i'm recognizing at the end of the day, what matters more is what you send to washington. >> well, we he have a little more than a month to go and nobody seap seems to know how s going to play out. many, many thanks for coming on. cyber monday was a record breaker this year. sales rising 30% compared to this year. mobile dievises played a big role. so that young children can completely waste their time and parent's money. oh, i'm sorry that was just a joke. i take it all back. now, moving on, we are about to reveal the possible republican front-runner for 2016. this revelation coming from our buddy robert costa. up next a front-runner already. two years ago, the people of bp made a commitment to the gulf. bp has paid over twenty-three billion dollars to help those affected and to cover cleanup costs. today, the beaches and gulf are open, and many areas are reporting their best tourism seasons in years. and
nation's treaty. it does nothing -- doesn't change any existing law, doesn't give it any authority at all in the united states. it doesn't make any new laws in the united states. all the treaty says get this it encourages other nations to give staled people the same rights that they enjoy in the united states. they enjoy in the united states under the americans with disabilities acts with 1990, which bob dole championed and george h.w. bush signed into law. it's a great law that has helped millions of americans: 154 countries, other nations have endorsed this and saying disabled people should have same rights other americans enjoy like they do in the united states of america. it needed add two-thirds vote. john kerry was the champion who carried it on the floor in the house, in the senate and said come on. here is bob dole. he is here for a reason. >> that's why an 89-year-old veteran one week removed from bethesda naval hospital comes back to the senate on an early december day, because it matters. >> bill: and yet, the republicans, what do the
the preventive benefits you get after the health care law. open enrollment ends december 7th. so now's the time. visit medicare.gov or call 1-800-medicare. campbell's has 24 new soups that will make it drop over, and over again. ♪ from jammin' jerk chicken, to creamy gouda bisque. see what's new from campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do. >>> governor malloy. >> this is the problem, right? there are no rules in washington. when there are rules, they get changed to any argument you like. you can hire an economist to say what you like. >> they are the worst. >> all you are doing is arguing over the 20% in the middle. >> this is an amazing vision of politi politics. one politician, one economist, it's true. it's absolutely true. any argument, you can get a politician, economist and 40 people. >>> as long as you have a party label. >> exactly. >> then it enters, once you get to 40 and 40, it enters a round where it's debated as if reality is debated. it's not what has been debated in this country for a long time. there are no hard and fast rules that apply. it is the political argument that w
sometime this ar. the laws already on the books. tell us about that. >> correct. for example, already 25 economically significant regulations at the white house now. regulations with an economic impact of $100million or more. some of those are rules under the affordable care act, the menu labeling rules, rules for vending machines, labor requirements. a lot at the white house now. a lot of rules that are past their statutory deadline, past the deadline that the administration set for themhat have been waiting around for several months. we don't know why. even as some it might be because of the election because the pace the rerun right now is significantly lower than other reelection years. gerr more than 80 percent of the rules have been under review for 90-plus days. what is it takes a long? i don't even want to see these rules come into place, but at the end of the day they should have some efficiency about enacting them. gerri: the biggest issue is transparency, and you mentioned the 90 day threshold. under the executive order 90 days is supposed to be the maximum. you have roughly 80
to a greater extent than existed before. we have greater cooperation and coordination among all levels of law enforcement. there's a greater level of respect among the private sector parts and the public sector. but cybersecurity remains, in my judgment, the lagging indicator and the lagging response. i would hope -- i would hope that partisanship be thrown aside. i would hope that fear of the government -- although i understand that well and i have been a proponent of that of an oversized government and overly strong government, but fear of that will be tempered in the sense that we understand the threat to all of us, our standard of living in so many different ways is real and that we right now have the greatest minds working on cyber. last thought is this. if any young person is looking for a job or a career for the rest of his or her life, start training in cybersecurity. we need to do more in terms of educational program. we need to do more of training. china is training a lot more people in cybersecurity than we are. it's not because they have a larger population. it's because they're d
to the anti-bribery law. why does bribery have to be illegal? [ laughter ] >> wow. >> stephanie: oh that is just -- >> i'll give you a hundred if you make this law go away. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: who could be so uptight about bribery. that's delightful. >> did i say a hundred? thousand. okay. a million. 10 million. >> stephanie: all right. 17 million -- 17 million -- see i'm talking and sheldon and 17 million just rolled off of my tongue. >> you probably have over a thousand dollars worth of music. >> stephanie: right? and what happens if you have a power outrage or a virus or chardonnay incident. >> or your computer turns into a bag of glass. >> stephanie: right. carbonite, do it. it will take care of backing up everything for you. set it up once it is so easy and all of your files are backed up automatically and continually. you don't have to think -- forget about it. for $59 for the entire year -- >> that's cheaper than a bag of vipers. >> stephanie: right? right! access your backed up files from my computer or smartphone. that's a cool added thing. when you
, congress can pass a law that would prevent a tax hike, the first $250,000 of everybody's income. everybody -- that means that 98% of america and 97% of small businesses would not see their taxes go up by a single dime. 98% of americans, a 97% of small businesses would not see their income taxes increased. even the wealthiest americans would still get a tax cut, the first $250,000 of their income. it is not like folks who make more than that are not getting a tax break -- they are getting a first tax break -- tax break on the first to order to keep thousand dollars and everybody else. families and small businesses will be able to enjoy some peace of mind heading into christmas and the new year. it will give us more time next year to work together on a comprehensive plan to bring down our deficits, streamline our tax system, and do it in a balanced way. including asking the wealthiest americans to pay a little more so we can still invest in things like education and training in science and research. i know some of this may sound familiar to you. we talked a lot about this during the campaign
appreciate you taking the time. explain this to me, if you would. what is this law change? >> essentially all it means is that it no longer makes a difference if you're a male or a female and you're in the line of succession to the thrown. both male and female will be treated equally as of october 2011. >> so it's retroactive. so if they can't get it fully passed, it's still okay. how far are we from actually seeing this law go through? is there any doubt? >> it was first announced in october of 2011. it went into effect immediately. it's going to be put into legislation. it will be a little while before we see it in writing but it was made effective as of october 2011. >> and so prince william was seen going to visit katherine at the hospital again today. how do we know how she's doing? given the situation, they were forced to announce this much earlier than they normally would have. >> right. she is in hospital for the next few days, she is being treated and he is by her side. hopefully it went be long before we see them again. >> and coming up, internet security pioneer john mcafee wanted
enforce laws against employers. well, guess what, president obama did. he did those two things. then he said, okay, now let's talk about how we opened the gates a little bit more and let people in, et cetera, and they balked. so he said i'm just going 0 go ahead and do it for these dream kids and i'm proud. >> when she said we have to do comprehensive reform, that means she's going to be up willing to work on immigration legislation unless she gets everything she wants. we need to get both sides at the table, work together, do the things necessary to solve the problem have a broken immigration system. the immigration legislation has thousands and thousands of pages in our code. we can fix things one step at a time. we can do it together. we can do it in a bipartisan way. but you will hear for the next two years, everytime we have any kind of solution the immigration problem in the united states, she and her colleagues are going to say it's not good enough because it's not comprehensive. and in other words what she is going to tell you is that she just wants a political tool so she can a
government. united nations is going to be -- you know, dictating american law and things like that. look, all of the crazy talk they did for the first four years and then we had election -- the american people said yeah, we like that guy. none of this is -- i think they're going to spin the tales for four more years because they sound, for that echochamber it sounds fun. >> stephanie: ben stein on o'reilly. >> a lot of angry, bitter people out there. they've got to attack something. so they attack christmas. they're not -- i don't consider them well in the head. >> what! >> nobody is being forced to bow down and worship anybody. nobody is being forced to do anything against his will. if you drive by a crash how are you possibly harmed by that? how can you be harmed by that? >> i thought he was going to talk about susan rice. >> stephanie: eric you know why he had to join the war on christmas, because he stepped off the reservation saying the rich people should pay more in taxes a couple of weeks ago. so i think he had
. neil: that is mm. write a check to the government. neil: health care law -- here is the problem, it not going anywhere, but the money for it. it is gone. i'm telling you it's gone, coming up, dunkin' bread ceo on neil: a lot of companies freaking out. some are cutting back to worker's hours to deal with health care, or cutting healthy insurance all death, it dunkin' brands getting dunked. the ceo nigel travis. you do not have the same darden experience they and walmart, and some others are curtailing hours or finding ways to get around this big health care you know hit they are taking? what do you do? >> i loved your headline, are we getting dunked? we're focussed on it. we have been working with the obama administration on trying to get the rules amended i think we will in terms -- >> do they show any willingness to do that? >> we've had a lot of success, one part of the affordable health care act that many do not know is about menu labeling. and this is about calorie legislation, here in new york we have legislation bought in by new york city, and other jurisdictions. neil: ho
and mother nature, fears that lawmakers might soon enact tougher gun control laws. and across the northeast, residents wanting to protect themselves following superstorm sandy. >> since the election you've had the perfect storm. you've had hurricane sandy, you've had the re-election of barack obama, and you have people realizing that not only is it their second amendment right, but they may be in a situation where they need a firearm to protect themselves. and they're coming to that realization, and it's just caused an uptick and a spike, and last friday, you know, on black friday it was through the roof. >> reporter: according to gallup, 43% of women surveyed last year reported owning a gun which is a new high. the nra reports that over the last four o or five years there's been an exponential increase in women participating in safety classes, licensing programs and women-only hunting programs. some women feel safer just knowing how to use guns. >> i felt like if we were going to have guns in the home, that i should know how the handle them, know if it's loaded, you know? i mean, there's g
with this. i want your take on this proposal. >> we want to get them right with the law. i want them to fulfill the same responsibility that you, ed, and i do as citizens of the united states of america. the only thing is, i want to guarantee them an opportunity to be able to pay taxes, to learn english, to learn about our constitution, to embrace. you just showed a clip from a swearing-in ceremony. i was there with mayor rahm emanuel. we swore in 47 new citizens. they came from every continent. this is as old as america. i can imagine when the first pilgrims arrived here and saw a boat off in the atlantic ocean, more people coming. we found this nice place wechlt have always had this fight, struggle. in the end, every new immigrant that has come here has faced the challenge of coming to our nation. in the end, you no he what we did, ed, we embraced them. they have made our nation a stronger, more diverse place. they made us the wonderful democracy we are today. my republican friends should take a lesson from the election. what the electorate said is, stop pitting one group against a
. even though the life expectancy since medicare was passed into law, has increased by 15 years. it makes no sense. now for people who have had very difficult, hard labor jobs and low income, you can carve out an exception for them. we can could do this if the political will is there and the understanding is there, that both sides have to get something if they're going to achieve their goals. >> susan, apparently geithner gives the plan, there's laughter in the room. the president is asking for $1.6 trillion in new revenue, $400 billion in entitlement reforms. $50 billion for immediate infrastructure spending. do you think that that made it more difficult to reach a deal? or is it just as governor rendell suggested, you ask for the moon in the hopes that you land among the stars? >> i think it's exactly the way the governor described it. the president had to put out something that showed his base that he was serious, that he was going to on what he was elected on. but at the same time, and it's also something governor referred to, we have to give the path of yes to the republicans. they h
of 2011, into law and supported by republicans. and the way that works is the president would have the obligation periodically to request an increase in the debt limit, and congress would have the chance then to express its views on the merits of that proposal by disapproving that, and then the president would have to decide if a bill came to his desk about whether to veto or sign it. and the virtue of that mechanism proposed by senator mcconnell, a man of impeccable conservative credentials, is to make sure that the country is not left at risk of pure default. it's a very good idea. it's a republican idea. and we're suggesting they extend it. >> let me come back to the idea of, what is the pain point for democrats here? what is the pain that democrats are going to have to be willing to live with to get the kind of deal that you're driving with republicans on taxes when it comes to both spending cuts, particularly spending cuts to programs like medicare? >> well, i think that it's true that both sides are going to have to do things that are difficult for them, uncomfortable for the
benefits you get after the health care law. open enrollment ends december 7th. so now's the time. visit medicare.gov or call 1-800-medicare. [ male announcer ] yep, there's 8 layers of whole grain fiber in those mini-wheats® biscuits... to help keep you full... ♪ 45 bushels of wheat on the farm. 45 bushels of wheat! ♪ ...all morning long. there's a big breakfast... [ mini ] yeehaw! ...in those fun little biscuits. >>> back to "hardball." now to the "sideshow." at the kennedy center honors last night comedian ray romano paid tribute to david letterman but slipped in a bow to president obama. >> you want to win the world series. do you quit, you're down one game to nothing? no, you keep going. you keep going. do you quit when you're down 1-0 in debates? no. no. you keep going. >> that's true. this year's honorees included dustin hoffman, led zeppelin, and more. and the president spoke to them at a white house reception and pointed out a hiccup in his own speech writing process. >> we've got buddy guy sitting next to dustin hoffman. we've got dave letterman alongside one of the greate
the phrase gun control, you heard him, or add voe indicated any change in law on his nbc football show. that is not what he just heard. and every word that mike huckabee and herman cain didn't like was actually written by, as bob costas notes, fox sports columnist jason whitlock. when you read the environmental tire tea of jason's piece, which is the first article that i've read about football this year, you can be see that bob costas chose to quote it carefully, specifically leaving out the part on his show the part where jason whitlock does get political and eloquently so here's part of what he did not read in that article. we've come to accept our insanity. we'd prefer to avoid seriously reflecting upon the absurdity of the prevailing notion that the second amendment somehow enhances our liberty rather than threatens it. how many young people have to die senselessly, how many lives have to be ruined before we realize that the right to bear arms doesn't protect us from a government equipped with stealth bombers, predator drones, tank, and nuclear weapons? i, for one, played enough fo
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